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Description: 40, Knight Street
Date Listed: 6 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 160800
OS Grid Reference: TL4838014856
OS Grid Coordinates: 548380, 214856
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8126, 0.1511
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TL 4838 1485:3/56 6.6.52 No 40
C16, parts refronted in brick in early C18 and early C19, with C18
interiors. Timberframe, 2 storeys, plastered under steep old red tile
roofs, hipped to main house but lower N part gabled. This part is the
service end of the hall of C16 house. The brick front is a rebuilding of
part of the earlier structure. There is no internal structural division
on either floor corresponding to the change from C18 red brick to C19
yellow brick on the facade. Staircase projecting at rear (RCHM Typescript).
2 storeys. Large external chimney at junction with lower N part. This
part is plastered, with a single 1st floor 2 light wooden casement with
diamond leaded glazing, on street front with slight eaves overhang. The
S part of the frontage has c.1720 refronting in red brick with lighter red
dressings and gauged and moulded brick architectural features. Giant
order pilasters form the corners. 2 storeys and parapet, 4 windows wide.
Segmental headed openings with projecting brick keystones. Sash windows
slightly recessed with 6/6 panes, segmental heads to frame and sash on
1st floor, square on Gd floor. 2nd window from N has higher cill over
door. Projecting plinth and brick entablature break forward over
pilasters with panel on parapet. Necking on pilasters below entablature.
Moulded band at floor level returned at ends before pilasters. Mouldings
of entablature and floor band break forward overkeystone of each window.
Broad wood Doric doorcase with 6 panelled raised and fielded door, top 2
glazed, fluted pilasters, full entablature and mutuled flat moulded hood.
Narrow C19 yellow brick, 2 storey, 1 window extension of brick front
northward. No parapet, token brick band and windows set lower. Segmental
headed openings with rendered arches. Matching slightly recessed sash
windows. C18 interiors to entrance hall and panelled S room (RCHM
Typescript). Illustrated by Nathaniel Lloyd in his A History of English
Brickwork (1928) 235. An interesting house with a fine brick facade
rather earlier than that at No 28 Knight Street, qv.
Listing NGR: TL4838014856
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Source: English Heritage
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